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Translation of evitar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: evitarse verbo pronominal

  • (problemas)
    to save oneself
    evítese la molestia de ir a la tienda
    avoid the inconvenience of going to the store
    si aceptas, te evitarás muchos problemas
    if you accept, you'll save yourself a lot of problems
    me evitaría tener que pintarlo
    it would save me having to paint it
Example sentences
  • En lo posible tratan de evitar la confrontación.
  • Eso lo hicimos para evitar que los particulares hicieran éstos nombramientos.
  • Evitando el daño producido por el sol en su piel.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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